Following the Commission's announcement of a grant opportunity for three abstracts from developing countries, 31 abstracts from eligible countries were submitted to the Med-e-Tel conference.
The Scientific Committee evaluated the projects according to different criteria including relevance to the overall Med-e-Tel topics; relevance to the objectives of the EC Global eHealth Strategy Symposium; originality, new approach and results; aims, background and valid methodology; and alignment with attendees' expectations.
The three projects that have been selected to present at the Global eHealth Strategy Symposium are:
- Health Help Center (HHC) – 24/7 Access to Healthcare Services In Bhutan Though a Toll Free Number 112 (Gaki Tshering, Ministry of Health, Bhutan)
- Demonstrating Potential Role of ICTs in Improving Management and Use of ART Medicines in Resource Limited Settings (Sarah Chuchu, Ministry Ministry of Medical Services, Kenya)
- Tele-Safe Motherhood Pilot Project in Rolpa District of Nepal (Shishir Dahal, Ministry of Health, Nepal)
These projects will share a panel with other interesting projects from Latin America and Africa to bring a global vision about how eHealth is deployed around the world.
More details about the Global eHealth Strategy Symposium and the overall Med-e-Tel conference will be announced soon.
Information on the grant: call for abstracts